The Invented Part

The Invented Part

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"An aging writer, disillusioned with the state of literary culture, attempts to disappear in the most cosmically dramatic manner: traveling to the Hadron Collider, merging with the God particle, and transforming into an omnipresent deity -- a meta-writer -- capable of rewriting reality. With biting humor and a propulsive, contagious style, amid the accelerated particles of his characteristic obsessions -- the writing of F. Scott Fitzgerald, the music of Pink Floyd and The Kinks, 2001: A Space Odyssey, the links between great art and the lives of the artists who create it -- Fresan takes us on a whirlwind tour of writers and muses, madness and genius, friendships, broken families, and alternate realities, exploring themes of childhood, loss, memory, aging, and death."--
Publisher: Rochester, NY :, Open Letter,, 2017.
ISBN: 9781940953564
Branch Call Number: FIC FRES
Characteristics: 552 pages : illustration ; 23 cm
Additional Contributors: Vanderhyden, Will - Translator


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Feb 06, 2019

"It's not hard for me to write. It's hard for me to sit down to write."
This impossible to classify novel by the Argentine writer Rodrigo Fresan, who has been called "a pop Borges," is one of the most dazzling books I've read in the past few years. Buckle you seat belt and jump in.


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